PETITIONED HEALTH CONSULTATION
BREWTON IRON WORKS
TR MILLER MILL,
BREWTON, ESCAMBIA COUNTY, ALABAMA
- The municipal groundwater serviced by Brewton Water Works is a No Apparent Public Health Hazard in the past and present. This finding is based on the levels of bromodichloromethane and dibromochloromethane being below the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL), and the short duration of potential exposure to ethylene dibromide detected in the municipal wells. Brewton Water Works falls under the Safe Drinking Water Act in which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates this municipal water supply.
- The privately owned public well at Container Corporation (Jefferson Smurfit) that services their employees is a No Apparent Public Health Hazard in the past and present based on the short duration of potential exposure to ethylene dibromide detected in this well. This potable well falls under the Safe Drinking Water Act in which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates this water supply.
- The municipal groundwater serviced by McCall Water System is a No Public Health Hazard in the past and present based on review of municipal groundwater monitoring data. McCall Water System falls under the Safe Drinking Water Act in which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates this municipal water supply.
- The private well water quality impact from the surrounding six facilities mentioned in this document is currently a No Apparent Public Health Hazard based on no current groundwater contamination from five of the six facilities and the on-site localization of groundwater contamination from TR Miller Mill.
- Contact ADEM if future private well drilling practices are planned in the immediate vicinity of TR Miller Mill to check TR Miller Mill's remediation status and groundwater contaminant plume location.
- Continue quarterly monitoring of groundwater around the TR Miller Mill facility to monitor contaminant migration
- Continue groundwater remediation at TR Miller Mill according to ADEM's site clean-up specifications.
The actions described in this section are designed to ensure that this public health consultation identifies public health hazards and provides a plan of action to mitigate and prevent adverse health effects resulting from exposure to hazardous substances in the environment.
- As part of a corrective action plan, T R Miller Mill has implemented a groundwater recovery pump and treat system on-site to contain and remediate contaminated groundwater. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is regulating the groundwater remediation taking place at TR Miller Mill under a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Post-Closure Permit. The remediation is currently ongoing and will continue until TR Miller Mill meets the corrective action groundwater standards set by ADEM.
No further action planned.
Kimberly K. Chapman, MSEH
Environmental Health Scientist
Susan M. Moore
Senior Environmental Health Scientist
Reviewers of Report:
Doug Gouzie, PhD, PG
Senior Environmental Health Scientist
Donald Joe, PE
Review and Approval of Health Consultation for the Brewton Alabama Sites
Environmental Health Scientist, PRS, EICB, DHAC
Susan M. Moore
Senior Environmental Health Scientist, PRS, EICB, DHAC
Section Chief, PRS, EICB, DHAC
John E. Abraham
Branch Chief, EICB, DHAC
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